Iowa at Minnesota College Football Picks and Predictions 10/6/2018
Saturday, October 6, 2018
TCF Bank Stadium
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The Iowa Hawkeyes head to TCF Bank Stadium to play the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Saturday, October 6, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Iowa as 3 point favorites. The Hawkeyes are 3-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-2-0. The Golden Gophers are 3-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-2-0.
Valuable Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 3-1-0 against the spread
Important Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 3-1-0 against the spread
Key Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
09/30/18 DB Matt Hankins Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Minnesota U
09/26/18 LB Nick Niemann Leg is OUT 2-3 weeks
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
09/24/18 DB Antoine Winfield Jr. Undisclosed is out for season
09/10/18 RB Rodney Smith Leg is out for season
07/05/18 RB Shannon Brooks Leg is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 106th in the country in points scored with 101. They have run 272 plays this year for 1,572 yards, which ranks them 95th in Division 1 in total offense. The Hawkeyes average 5.8 yards per play, which is 67th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 78 1st downs this season, ranking them 114th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Iowa has run for 669 yards as a unit, which ranks 95th in college football. They've run 165 times, averaging 4.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Hawkeyes have been penalized on offense 25 times for 214 yards so far this year, which has them 93rd in the country in penalties. Nathan Stanley has passed for 839 yards this year. He's completed 64 throws while attempting 102 passes for a completion percentage of 62.7%. His quarterback rating this season is 142.1. He averages 7.9 adjusted yards per throw and 8.2 yards per pass attempt.
Iowa is 1st in the country in points surrendered on defense with 52. They have given up a total of 1,042 yards on D, which is 1st in D-1. The Hawkeyes are 8th in yards per play allowed with 4.3. Opponent offenses have completed 72 throws on 117 attempts against the Iowa Hawkeyes defense this season, ranking them 32nd and 18th in the nation. The Iowa pass defense has also surrendered a total of 706 yards in the air, which is 13th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 126 attempts for 336 yards this season, putting them in 4th place in the country against the run. The Hawkeyes have had 25 penalties for 233 yards on defense this year. That places them 42nd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Iowa is 20th in the country in punt returns with 11. They've totaled 76 punt return yards and average 6.9 yards per return, which is 89th in D-1. They have returned 2 kicks for 46 yards on special teams, which puts them 123rd in kick return yardage. The Hawkeyes average 23 yards per kick return and they are 113th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,694. The Iowa Hawkeyes have tried 8 field goals this year and made 5, which is 50th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 63%. Iowa Hawkeyes kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 12 for 12 this season. Their punters have accumulated 593 yards on 15 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 98th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Golden Gophers have run for 644 yards as a team, which ranks 100th in college football. They've run 175 times, averaging 3.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have been penalized on offense 18 times for 189 yards so far this season, which has them 119th in the country in penalties. They are 101st in the nation in points scored with 108. They have run 293 plays this season for 1,392 yards, which ranks them 113th in Division 1 in total offense. Minnesota averages 4.8 yards per play, which is 115th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 88 1st downs this year, placing them 98th overall as an offensive unit. Zack Annexstad averages 6.4 yards per pass attempt and 6.5 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 58 passes on 111 attempts for a completion percentage of 52.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 116.9. He has thrown for 706 yards this season.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers rush defense has allowed 112 attempts for 531 yards this year, putting them in 31st place in D-1 against the run. Minnesota has committed 25 penalties for 263 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 65th in college football. They are 15th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 69. They have surrendered a total of 1,201 yards on D, which is 7th in the country. The Golden Gophers are ranked 42nd in yards per play allowed with 5. Opposing offenses have completed 74 passes on 129 attempts against the Minnesota defense this season, placing them 37th and 41st in Division 1. The Minnesota Golden Gophers pass defense has also given up a total of 670 yards through the air, which is 6th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Minnesota Golden Gophers have attempted 8 field goals this season and made 7, which is 28th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 88%. Minnesota kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 11 for 11 this year. Their punters have totaled 929 yards on 22 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 53rd in Division 1 in punting average. Minnesota is ranked 99th in the nation in punt returns with 4. They've accumulated 154 punt return yards and average 38.5 yards per return, which is 1st in college football. They have returned 10 kicks for 197 yards on special teams, ranking 74th in kick return yardage. The Minnesota Golden Gophers average 20 yards per kick return and they are 110th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,743.
Who will win tonight's Hawkeyes/Golden Gophers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Hawkeyes -3
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